July 10, 2012
Once again, Obama was out pandering for higher taxes.
From Fox News:
The president, speaking in the East Room of the White House, said he wants to break through the “stalemate” over taxes in Congress. He argued that sustaining the current tax rates for top earners puts too big a hole in the federal budget, saying “we can’t afford to keep that up.” Obama called on Congress to extend those rates, for one year, for families earning less than $250,000 — failure to do so, he said, would be a “blow” to families and a “drag” on the economy.
“We don’t need more top-down economics,” Obama said. “We need policies that grow and strengthen the middle class.”
The president urged Congress to pass a bill that deals with the middle-class tax rates only, and then move on to a separate debate over extending the rates for top earners. Obama, though, made clear he is adamantly opposed to doing so.
“I will fight to end them,” Obama said, adding that he doesn’t want that debate to “threaten” those making less than $250,000.
A big hole in the federal budget? How the hell can he even say that with a straight face? The only reason is that he is practiced liar who can say anything.
The big hole we have the in federal budget is from the spending we have seen from the Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil.
These people have been spending like there is no tomorrow. This issue is not totally black and white has Republicans in many cases have been just as guilty.
There is a lot of pressure building up on Capitol Hill for a tax increase. Even some solid Tea Party Congressmen and Senators have even started talking about the need to increase taxes.
This is a bright line, litmus test.
There can be zero tax increases. There can be none. And we as the Tea Party must be prepared to make war on any Congressman or Senator that supports raising taxes.
Is this more intransigence and gridlock? Is this more of what the Party of Treason whines about?
It might be gridlock, but it is good gridlock.
Washington has proved repeatedly it is incapable of managing our money. It cannot balance a budget. The Senate has not even produced a budget in 1200 days!
Our so-called leaders in Washington are unable to rein in their insatiable desire to spend other people’s money.
That is why there can be no compromise on taxes.
There can be no tax increase. We cannot have “fee increases.” We cannot have any growth in government revenues other than those that may occur because the economy grows.
What we must have is a serious reduction in government spending. Obama and his cronies have blown far too much money in corrupt ventures such as Solyndra. They have wasted too much money by sending billions to the new Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt.
We can no longer afford this.
If we increase taxes, all we will do is give them more money to spend and we will never see the end of their spending.
The message to Congress from the Tea Party must be simple. If you vote for any tax increase, we will do everything we can to end your political career.
We cannot make it any simpler than that.